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Latitude: 51.0812 / 51°4'52"N
Longitude: -4.0606 / 4°3'38"W
OS Eastings: 255758
OS Northings: 133335
OS Grid: SS557333
Mapcode National: GBR KQ.D55C
Mapcode Global: FRA 26C8.CW4
Entry Name: 38 and 38a, High Street
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385153
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485615
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX31
District: North Devon
Civil Parish: Barnstaple
Built-Up Area: Barnstaple
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS5533SE HIGH STREET
684-1/7/137 (East side)
31/08/88 Nos.38 AND 38A
Originally probably single house, now pair of shops with
storage and flat above. C16 or early C17, remodelled C18; rear
wing of No.38a probably a C18 or early C19 addition. Rendered,
solid walls. Right-hand gable is of stone rubble, left-hand
gable (probably belonging structurally to No.39 (qv)) of
brick; rear wall of wing is of stone rubble with timber-bonded
brick at the top. Slated roof; rear wing has lean-to roof. 2
red-brick chimneys of C18 or early C19 on left wall of wing;
large chimney at front end, smaller one at rear surmounted by
a good C19 chimney-pot with pockets. Single-depth front range,
now 3 rooms wide on first floor; rear wing, probably 2 rooms
deep originally, on left side.
3 storeys. 3-window range. Ground storey has C20 shop fronts.
Upper storeys have sashes in recessed box-frame; mid or late
C19 sashes with horns, each sash now having 2 upright glazing
bars, ground-floor window right boarded up in 1993. Wooden
eaves cornice; iron gutter decorated with lion-heads.
INTERIORS: front part of shop at No.38A has ceiling with old
moulded plasterwork; wreath in centre probably early C18,
rectangular reed moulding of uncertain date round the edge.
Heavy plastered beam running from front to back; similar beams
in first-floor rooms of both sections of the building. Remains
of C18 moulded plaster cornice in first-floor front room of
Roof has 4 trusses (2 in each section) with short curved feet
at the front; wall has been heightened so these now visible in
2nd-floor rooms. Trusses have 2 tiers of through purlins and
an angled ridge resting in a slot at the apex; housings remain
for former halved collars with shaped ends. Gouged carpenter's
marks. Rear feet of trusses buried in wall. It is reported
that No.38A formerly contained a stair with an `acorn' newel
C16 roof trusses with crucked feet of this kind are rare
examples of regional vernacular. Fireplaces, beams and other
features of interest are likely to be concealed under the
plaster. Partly empty at time of survey.
Listing NGR: SS5575833335
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